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Kansas City Royals Host New York Yankees in MLB Baseball Betting Action

New York Yankees

vs

Kansas City Royals
Monday, August 25, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals will look to improve on a 72-57 record when they take on the New York Yankees, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Monday.

James Shields gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 12-6 mark. In the other dugout, Michael Pineda brings a 2-2 ledger to the game for the New York Yankees as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting New York Yankees were 125 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-3.8 victory for the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

72-57 Kansas City battles the Yankees, currently with a 67-61 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs New York injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Kansas City Royals at No. 4 and the New York Yankees at No. 15 heading into this contest.

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How New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 13-ranked scoring average of 4.15 runs per game, against a New York Yankees offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.95 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.05 hits per game to date this season, more than the Yankees hitters have managed (8.51 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the No. 19 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Yankees were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. New York needed extra innings to get the job done against the White Sox on Sunday as the Yankees defeated them 7-4 at Yankee Stadium.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Rangers on August 24. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 3-1 on Sunday behind a start from Scott Baker at Globe Life Park.

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

NY Yankees is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games
NY Yankees is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
Kansas City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Kansas City is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing NY Yankees

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Detroit, Tuesday, August 26th
Kansas City home to Minnesota, Tuesday, August 26th